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Henry Reichart

Henry Reichart has been engaged in business in his native town of Littleport since 1894 and is one of the representative business men and well known citizens of Clayton county, where he has won success and independence through his own ability.

He was born at Littleport on the 4th of January, 1869, and is a son of Frederick and Mary (Dahling) Reichart, both natives of Germany and both children at the time of the immigration of the respective families to America. Frederick Reichart was a lad of fourteen years when his parents established their home at Guttenberg, Clayton county, and his wife was thirteen years old when her parents became residents of the same village. Frederick Reichart was here reared to manhood, here he learned the carpenter's trade, and he was for many years one of the successful contractors and builders of Clayton county. He died on the 15th of April, 1915, and his widow now resides in the city of Dubuque.

The eldest of their children is Augusta, who is the widow of Michael Ronig and who maintains her home at Dubuque; Louisa is the wife of Frank Christ, of that city; Dora is deceased; William resides at Littleport; the subject of this sketch was the next in order of birth; Lena and Frederick are deceased; Mary is the wife of William Koeh, of Elkader; Clara is the wife of Otto Newmaster, of Dubuque; Charles is a resident of Littleport; and Ida is the wife of Michael Cuzeick, of Dubuque.

Henry Reichart is indebted to the public schools of his native county for his early educational discipline, and in his earlier youth he gave his attention to agricultural pursuits. At the age of twenty-one years he began work as a bridge carpenter for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company, and after having been thus engaged for a period of seven years he engaged in the merchandise business at Littleport, where he has since continued to be successfully identified with this line of enterprise. His tastes and ambitions have been entirely aside from the activities of politics and the holding of public office, but his civic loyalty is unmistakable and his support is given to the cause of the Democratic party.

On the 4th of April, 1894 Mr. Reichart wedded Miss Louisa Ambruster, who was born and reared in this county, and they have two daughters, Pearl and Lanida. The elder daughter was, in 1916, a student in the Bayless Business College in the city of Dubuque.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 341

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